Ultima Thule: For Those Who Like A Mystery

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
HOUSTON—“Bowling pin,” then “snowman” and now “giant pancake” and “thick, dented walnut.” That’s how the NASA New Horizons team’s description of Ultima Thule—the most distant celestial object ever studied up close by a spacecraft—has evolved. The latest official description from New Horizons...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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